Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Black River Falls Area Foundation. It is responsible for overseeing the investment of donor funds and the distribution of grants in accordance with donors’ wishes. Trustees serve without compensation and are selected because of their judgment, integrity, community involvement, and understanding of philanthropic needs. They serve a three-year term of office with a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms. The Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer can serve additional terms.

Kay Finch

Kay Finch

Chairman

Kristi Hanson

Kristi Hanson

Secretary

Shelly Severson

Shelly Severson

Trustee

David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Vice Chairman

Jim Bible

Jim Bible

Trustee

Dennis Young

Dennis Young

Trustee

Ashley Ahl

Ashley Ahl

Co-Treasurer

Brad Chown

Brad Chown

Trustee

Mary Beth White-Jacobs

Mary Beth White-Jacobs

Trustee

Michael Dougherty

Michael Dougherty

Co-Treasurer

Nicholas Kitowski, M.D.

Nicholas Kitowski, M.D.

Trustee

Julie Murray

Julie Murray

Executive Director

Gil Homstad

Gil Homstad

Chairman Emeritus

Former Trustees

* Originating Trustee

Todd Anderson
Ruth Buswell
Eric Chrisinger
Ron Danielson
John Hagenbrock
Judy Hansen
John Hogden

Jerry Kitowski, MD
Al Lahmayer*
Jean Lee
Tom Lister*
John Lund*
Mike Mahan, MD
Sue Michaelson

David Millis
Mary O’Brien
Dennis Richards*
Dale Sherman*
Fred Stai
Tom Mills – Executive Secretary from 1985 to 1999